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dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
descry - catch sight of (something distant)
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas